Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

Friday, May 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, May 26, 2017 – Chambers USA recognized 48 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band either nationally or at the state level. Stanley Sher (Transportation) and Brian Bulger (Labor & Employment) were both named “Senior Statesman.” Kyle Vos Strache (Intellectual Property), new to the listing this year, was named “Up and Coming.”

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA recognized 12 of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas, including Construction, Corporate/M&A & Private EquityDispute Resolution: InsurerGovernment RelationsHealthcareInsuranceLabor & Employment (Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania), Litigation: General CommercialReal EstateTransportation: (Aviation: Regulatory), Transportation (Shipping: Finance), and Transportation (Shipping: Regulatory).

The annual rankings are based on client and peer references, as well as information gathered from Chambers’ independent research. Awarded both nationally and regionally, the rankings are based on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, and client service.

Cozen O’Connor clients praised our firm as having “fantastic resources throughout the country,” and our lawyers as “good lawyers that negotiated a great result. They give practical legal advice that makes good business sense.”

The firm is pleased to note that its Transportation & Trade Practice Group was recognized in Band 1 nationwide, the highest of the publication's categories, and the Real Estate group was recognized in Band 2. In addition, a number of individuals ranked Band 1, including: Joseph Bright, member of our Tax Group, Bruce Ficken, chair of the Construction Law group, Marc Fink, member of the firm’s Transportation & Trade group, Mark Gallant, co-chair of the Health Care Practice Group, Fred Jacoby, vice chairman of the firm and former chair of the Business Litigation Department, Jeff Lawrence, chair of the Transportation & Trade Practice Group, Robert Silverman and Thomas Witt, members of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, and Labor & Employment attorneys Susan Eisenberg, Joe Tilson, chair of the Labor & Employment Department, and Marty Wickliff.

New to the rankings are Howard Grossman in Real Estate, Christopher Raphaely, co-chair of the firm's Health Care Practice Group, Kyle Vos Strache in Intellectual Property, and Anna Wermuth, vice chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Department.


The full list of practice groups recognized by Chamber USA follows:


Dispute Resolution: Insurer, Government: Government Relations, Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory


Labor & Employment


Labor & Employment


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Litigation: General Commercial Construction, Healthcare, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Real Estate


Labor & Employment


National recognitions include Stephen A. Cozen for Insurance, Mark AtwoodGeoffrey D. Ferrer,  Bruce Ficken, Marc J. Fink, David Heffernan, Jeffrey F. Lawrence, David LohAnne MickeyWayne Rohde, and Stanley O. Sher for Transportation, and Lori Kalani, JB Kelly, and Bernie Nash for Government Relations. The entire list of ranked individuals follows:


Mark Atwood – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory     

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer        

Geoffrey D. Ferrer – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance

Bruce W. Ficken – Construction

Marc J. Fink – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

David Heffernan – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Lori Kalani – Government: Government Relations

JB Kelly – Government: Government Relations

Jeffrey F. Lawrence – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

David Loh – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Anne Mickey –Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

Bernard Nash – Government: Government Relations    

Wayne Rohde – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory               

Stanley O. Sher – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory             


Mark E. Felger – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

Barry Boss – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Barbara Van Gelder – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Marc H. Auerbach – Healthcare

Susan N. Eisenberg – Labor & Employment

A. Kenneth Levine – Insurance

Jennifer T. Williams – Labor & Employment


Brian Bulger – Labor & Employment

Joseph Tilson – Labor & Employment

Anna Wermuth --- Labor & Employment


Joseph C. Bright – Tax

Richard J. Busis – Corporate/M&A: Securities

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance and Litigation: General Commercial

Raymond L. Deluca – Construction

Bruce W. Ficken – Construction

H. Robert Fiebach – Litigation: General Commercial

Mark Gallant – Health care

Howard Grossman – Real Estate

Michael Heller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Fred Jacoby – Construction

Sarah A. Kelly – Labor & Employment

Raymond Kresge – Labor & Employment

Larry P. Laubach – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Jeffrey A. Leonard – Real Estate

Camille Miller – Intellectual Property

Jeffrey Pasek – Labor & Employment

R. Christopher Raphaely – Healthcare

Jason M. Shargel – Corporate/M&A: Securities

Robert A. Silverman – Real Estate

Kyle Vos Strache --- Intellectual Property

Jeffrey G. Weil – Litigation: General Commercial

James R. Williams – Real Estate

William J. Winning – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Thomas Witt – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. – Labor & Employment

Stephen A. Pate – Insurance

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O’Connor has more than 825 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.

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